Hanoi officials visit Ireland, United Kingdom hinh anh 1Vice Secretary of Hanoi's Party Committee and Chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc (L) is received by Dublin's Lord Mayor Nial Ring (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation from Hanoi led by Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc is paying a working visit to Ireland and the United Kingdom from May 2-12.

During its stay in Ireland’s Dublin from May 2-4, the delegation had working sessions with representatives from local educational institutions, visited Trinity College Dublin and made a tour to learn from the city’s experience in cultural heritage management.

Working with the city’s Lord Mayor Nial Ring, Ngoc said since Vietnam and Ireland set up diplomatic ties in 1996, Hanoi has always wanted to develop its friendship and cooperation with Dublin.

She told the host that Hanoi is building towards a green and smart city, working to develop a modern agriculture and step up new-style rural area building and paying attention to conserving and promoting heritage values.

She asked Dublin to step up cooperation in hi-tech agriculture and training with Hanoi.

With its potential and strengths, Hanoi will be an attractive investment destination for foreign cities, including Dublin, she affirmed.

Agreeing with the guest’s proposals, Ring said he will assign officials to make plans to intensify collaboration with Hanoi in tourism, agricultural and technology.

While in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Hanoi delegation attended a working session with officials from the City of Edinburgh Council.

Ngoc stated that Hanoi hopes to soon cooperate with Edinburgh in tourism, culture, training and science and technology.-VNA